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Oracle Reviews in Dublin, Ireland

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
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Pros
  • The work/life balance at Oracle (at least the division I work for) is quite good (in 844 reviews)

  • Great work from home options; Good front-line managers who support their staff (in 372 reviews)


Cons
  • No flexibility for work/life balance--no telecommuting or working from home one day (in 111 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 150 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work and develop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Applications Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of Opportunities
    Good Pay
    More Training available than you could ever do
    Progression opportunities

    Cons

    It is a big american, with all the processes etc that follow. But either you learn to live with it, or you don't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Oracle Direct is a dynamic work environment where change happens overnight. Unfortunately your target is not exempt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - International work environment
    - Reasonable working hours
    - Training is there if you want it
    - Some managers are very helpful and enthusiastic about helping you progress
    - You can be creative in your work approach in general (although not without limits)

    Cons

    The organization is not clear on where it is heading, and focus is constantly shifting.
    - Targets may change mid-quarter with no warning
    - There are no incentives for xLoB cooperation and cross-product competition is abundant
    - Some managers are completely disinterested in your personal progression
    - Information about changes are generally spread through rumors up until the day the change occurs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Inform your employees on the changes before they occur.
    - Build incentives for real cooperation between product areas as well as teams.
    - Value quality over quantity, a large pipeline is not the same thing as a strong pipeline

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Outstanding Career Starter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -a lot of support from management/colleagues
    -2 week intensive on-boarding training courses
    -great team atmosphere
    -a lot of benefits

    Cons

    -slow processes/changes
    -somewhat chaotic at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, promotion, salary, support, training, personal growth, networking

    Cons

    time-off policies, benefits, advantages, pension

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More autonomous

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    The worst company I could ever imagine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are not too bad. If you are someone who is only interested in money and not in personal relationships, it's the right place for you

    Cons

    There is absolutely no team spirit. I don't know if it is for all job in sales,but this guys make a pride of the fact that they are a Self service company. They keep repeating it till you are sick, what they don't say is that the real meaning of self service is lack if accountability. Some of the managers are absolutely useless, and the lack of real support is appalling. The turnover of people, especially in BDG ,is huge. People leave at enormous speed, looking for a better company, probably because of the awful culture in this one. But the Company don't care. They are so full of themselves that they are just too good to actually invest in their people, convinced they will find someone else to do the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have you ever heard of real engagement, commitment? They do actually pay back, and if you could add a little bit more people management, instead of just managers that look at numbers ( in any way they can be reached, even if they are not real ) you would probably get people that go beyond the discretionary effort, bringing real added value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    At a cross road

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good
    Good sales training curriculum
    Great solutions they offer to customers
    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Senior Management manage by fear and not via respect for their employees
    Pay is average or below average for some roles
    Internal conflict between Lines of businesses is getting worse every year and out of control.
    Processes and systems hamper and even block the sales process
    The office Facilities is extremely poor, stale and outdated. Not sure why they even have a Facilities dept?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to break out of the old way of doing things (promoting internal conflict and competition between teams and building personal empires at the expense of others). More pressure is being placed on employees, thus compensation needs to accommodate for that, which it isn't at the moment. Sort out the embarrassingly poor Facilities dept. If you want to attract and retain the Future leaders from Gen Y and the Millennial generation, Oracle will need to change the way it has always done things and treated employees to a more modern way of thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall a good company, but needs to get out of the 80s with Management structure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Good mixture of experience on the floor. Great mixture of products, but too reliant on auditing and quick to threaten customers when they don't play ball.

    Cons

    Managers and Directors need to stop sucking up to one another and grow a pair when dealing with UK management. Talking big and trying to out impress each other and then turning into a bunch of spineless Yes men when the UK office has a 'New' idea they want to implement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dear Management, Ireland is no longer a part of the British Empire, stop cowering to your English overlords and make decisions without fear or recriminations. The reason why the UK management does not respect you is because you're too eager to please and have a fear of standing up for your teams/reps and your opinions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Principal Sales Consultant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities are endless within a company of this scale. The experience that people within your team possess is amazing, meaning that I have learnt so much from all of them.

    Cons

    The only con really that I have seen is that it is a self service company, meaning that sometimes when you need to get something done it is hahrd to find where to do it or who to ask.,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    If you like working in the dark and changing targets mid quarter then this is the place for you!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training, work-life balance, people you work with

    Cons

    You don't get your accounts and targets until mid quarter. Fun fact: we still don't have our targets for this quarter (one month into this quarter).

    Your targets might change completely mid-quarter with no warning, rendering all work you put down useless.

    Organization is unstructured and chaotic, and no one really knows what's going on.

    125% cap on targets, and if new PPI's goes through it could be impossible for some reps to reach 125%, it's all about having the right product and the right field reps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NEVER change targets in the middle of the quarter, it seriously makes people angry and demoralizes people.
    PLEASE give us our targets and accounts in the beginning of the quarter!
    You are going to lose a lot of talent this way. But I guess your competitors are grateful as you'll lose your top performers in no time...

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Some pros, some cons...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Oracle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great name on a CV, opens lots of doors.... The technology is highly regarded and lots of employees are very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    It's easy to feel like a "number" there... No empowerment. This is quite difficult to achieve with a company that big though.
    Career development is not an easy area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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